A Place for Technology in Storm Water ManagementHalf of the world's population lives in urban areas, and it is expected that by 2050 that figure...A Place for Technology in Storm Water Management
Half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and it is expected that by 2050 that figure will rise to above two-thirds. Cities have paved over natural green spaces to make way for streets, homes and commercial developments. Over the past two decades, urban storm water management has evolved from fast removal of runoff to comprehensive and cost-effective management approaches. Modern storm water management approaches, which are based on the implementation of storm water quantity and quality controls in various parts of urban catchments and their drainage systems, are now reviewed both in person and are managed by the latest technological advancements. These new technologies present a more effective and innovative approach to storm water management, leading to savings on drainage infrastructures and further robust protection of the environment.